Comparing Gran Torino And Million Dollar Baby

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Likewise in ‘Million Dollar Baby’ the scene at the very beginning Maggie asks Frankie to train her and he declares that he does not train girls and that "Tough ain 't enough." and walks away. Maggie is left behind in a scene that is very dull, not lit with very much light. That scene is metaphorical for her being left in obscurity without any direction. I noticed the shadows under her eyes. It’s important to see into an actor 's eyes since the eyes are the windows to the soul. This shot made me feel uncomfortable just like Maggie must have felt after Frankie firmly told her to go away. But as she goes back to Frankie 's gym, there is more lighting in those scenes which similarly in ‘Gran Torino,’ represents her one and only hope, the light
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